An Interview with Harry Price…

Introducing Harry Price (1881 – 1948), the British psychic researcher and one of the very first true paranormal investigators. I have not been able to figure out exactly what year this was filmed, but I love it! I love the library and the laboratory, I love that he smokes and uses the ash tray as if it was scripted, I love the eerie chime of the clock. I even love the awkward pauses and the throat clearing. 🙂 



For more on Harry and his paranormal research, I very much recommend his book The Most Haunted House in England about the Borley Rectory. I believe it is out of print, but there are usually used copies for sale online. It is like a lesson in taking things back to the basics in an investigation, although Harry was pretty techie for the time period.


About Patrick Keller

Patrick Keller is an educator, blogger, and the host of the Big Séance Podcast, which is a place for paranerds to have an open discussion on all things paranormal, but specifically topics like ghosts and hauntings, paranormal research, spirit communication, psychics and mediums, and life after death. He’s the founder of the now inactive Missouri Spirit Seekers and has spent a lot of time experimenting with spirit communication tools and techniques, such as EVP. Patrick also has a passion for spending hours at a time in cemeteries and loves cemetery photography. Visit! View all posts by Patrick Keller

4 responses to “An Interview with Harry Price…

  • Randall Keller

    How wonderful! I mean, it’s just so fascinating! Hidden trap doors in the table, vertical coffins (that’s not the official name, I know), and all the rest of it. But he’s not so far from any of us, is he? UV, IR… It’s all so common for us, but I bet it was original thinking back then. And he’s precious! I dunno how much fun he was in person, but I could have watched more of him. If I were able to read, I would definitely be interested in his book. I bet there’s still something we could learn from the old boy. Much respect, Sir Harry Price. Thanks, Patrick. I needed that!

  • Paranormalogistically

    Loved this! Very interesting to see we really have not come all that far in paranormal research in the last 50+ years. I will be getting that book! Awesome post, Patrick!

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